I don't know anyone who celebrates today as a religious holiday. Let's face it--at least here in the US-most people just use today as an excuse to drink. We had a few Guinnesses with dinner and are now drinking Irish whiskey.
Since my family is from northern Ireland, we usually choose Bushmills, as my father suggested. He got me into the habit of noting what Irish whiskies are available in bars. He would have loved bar-hopping in Boston where many bars had both Bushmills and Jameson.
Today is also Jeff''s and my half-way day. Here's the story of now we discovered the concept of half-way day.